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2011-04-28 05:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the Endoscopic Ablation System for the transcatheter treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), convened international leaders in electrophysiology to discuss the advantages of direct optical visualization to guide catheter ablation for the treatment of paroxysmal AF. The event followed the first day of the German Society for Cardiology Annual Meeting in Mannheim, Germany. The symposium, "Does Optical...

2011-04-28 00:37:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythmia Medical Inc., announced today that key results from its ongoing pre-clinical and clinical studies will be presented at the 2011 Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society in San Francisco, CA. The results will highlight the performance of Rhythmia Medical's mapping system, a technological breakthrough that can significantly improve cardiac ablation procedures by generating high resolution electroanatomical maps faster,...

2011-03-04 11:12:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy have performed Michigan's first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation, a prevalent and growing heart rhythm disorder. The new robotic maze procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery. It's performed through tiny, keyhole incisions with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. Phillip Robinson, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon, Brian Williamson, M.D. and Ilana...

2011-03-01 07:59:00

CLEVELAND, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation technology, is happy to announce the release of their new Transseptal Puncture Module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. Due to the growing interest in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), the transseptal puncture has become a required routine skill for the modern cardiac electrophysiologist. The Transseptal Puncture permits a direct route to the...

2011-02-15 10:53:00

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offers multidisciplinary approach to correct irregular heartbeat CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2.6 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (a-fib)--an erratic heartbeat. If left untreated, the condition can lead to stroke or heart failure. For three decades, 58 year old David Ryan was one of the millions of Americans suffering from the disease. His illness affected him both emotionally and physically; his episodes...

2011-01-27 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the first use of the Blazer® Open-Irrigated Catheter in the U.S. as part of the BLOCk-CTI clinical trial. BLOCk-CTI is a prospective, randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer Open-Irrigated Catheter in patients with sustained or recurrent Type 1 atrial flutter. The trial plans to enroll up to 240 patients at 22 sites in the U.S. Atrial...

2011-01-24 18:40:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus announced that two "live cases" using its Endoscopic Ablation System were recently conducted. The first live case was a satellite transmission performed at Centro Cardiologico Monzino in Milan, Italy; broadcast to the 16th Annual Boston Symposium on Atrial Fibrillation in Boston, MA. Several pioneers in the treatment of atrial fibrillation served as moderators for this exciting educational presentation, providing perspective on...

2011-01-10 07:03:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- nContact Surgical, Inc. (nContact), a cardiac ablation device manufacturer, announced today that it is changing the name under which it operates from nContact Surgical, Inc. to nContact, Inc. As the pioneer of interdisciplinary epicardial and endocardial cardiac ablation, the change represents the Company's further evolution towards closed chest approaches to treating common cardiac arrhythmias. "nContact's progressive technology and our...

2010-12-27 08:10:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The American Heart Association's new recommendations say that strictly controlling the heart rate of patients with atrial fibrillation provides no advantage over more lenient heart rate control. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that occurs when the heart's two upper chambers beat erratically, causing the chambers to pump blood rapidly, unevenly, and inefficiently. Blood can pool and clot in the chambers, increasing the risk of stroke or heart...

2010-12-20 19:29:07

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guidelines Statement Highlights:     * Strict heart rate control in atrial fibrillation patients is not beneficial over lenient control.    * The antiplatelet drug clopidogrel, plus aspirin, might be considered to reduce the risk of major vascular events, including stroke in patients who are poor candidates for the anticoagulant drug warfarin.    * Catheter ablation is...


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